The Department of State Services (DSS), has alerted Nigerians on the need to always be on the watch over planned renewed attacks by criminal elements.
Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services National Headquarters, Abuja, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Tuesday, said: “DSS hereby draws public attention to plans by criminal elements to return the country to the pre-2015 era reminiscent of IED attacks on soft and hard targets in parts of the country.”
According to him, cases of such incidents in some areas have already been recorded.
He said the aim of the criminal elements was to launch further attacks on critical infrastructure and other public places like worship and relaxation centres, especially during and after the holidays and festive celebrations.
“Following these, patrons, owners and managers of aforementioned public places are advised to be wary of this development and implement basic security measures to deter the threats.
“While the Service is committed to the disruption of this trend and pattern of violent attacks, it will continue to partner with other security agencies to ensure that necessary drills are emplaced in order that public peace and order are not jeopardized,” the statement said.
To this end, residents are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses and share, with security and law enforcement agencies, useful information on the activities of criminals.
Meanwhile, the DGSS, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi, wishes all and sundry a hitch-free Workers’ Day and Sallah celebrations.